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While St. Pierre was unable to finish Hardy, the grappling clinic he put on set three new career highs for GSP:

11 takedowns landed (previous high, 10 vs. Alves)6 submission attempts (previous high, 5 vs. Koscheck)
26 positional improvements (previous high, 14 vs. Miller)

Less impressive was the total number of heavy strikes landed by GSP. After landing a career-high 106 HiPer Strikes against Jon Fitch, St. Pierre's striking tally has declined in each of his last three fights:

49 vs. Penn (in four rounds)
41 vs. Alves
35 vs. Hardy

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I wanna know what Hardy landed. 1 or 2 punches.

GSP needs to move up in weight, watching him destroy WW isnt fun for me anymore. I stopped watching last nights fight mid way through the third round. I was obvious what was gonna happen.
 

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People need to get off Fight Metric's nuts. They are not the be all end all of MMA analysis. I don't feel like going into why because it's all been said and done before. but the fact is Georges laid a beat down end of story. He used Dan as a living grappling dummy to practice his own technique and there is nothing more to it. GSP OWNS! lol
 

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While St. Pierre was unable to finish Hardy, the grappling clinic he put on set three new career highs for GSP:

11 takedowns landed (previous high, 10 vs. Alves)6 submission attempts (previous high, 5 vs. Koscheck)
26 positional improvements (previous high, 14 vs. Miller)

Less impressive was the total number of heavy strikes landed by GSP. After landing a career-high 106 HiPer Strikes against Jon Fitch, St. Pierre's striking tally has declined in each of his last three fights:

49 vs. Penn (in four rounds)
41 vs. Alves
35 vs. Hardy

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That's just cause of the gameplans involved. You'll notice that Penn is the best grappler of the bunch, so there was the most striking of the three. Alves is a bjj black belt albeit not a very impressive one, and has great striking so we have more groundwork than Penn and less striking. And for Hardy, someone whose ground game was considered to be the weakest of the three but many also expected had a good chance to KO GSP, he spends the most time on the ground working subs and position.

Makes sense to me
 
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